Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A man who was wanted for skipping out on court appearances stemming from drug arrests has turned himself.
Police say Vernon Blount turned himself in to the authorities after seeing himself on OnTheLookout.net
They say he was caught with heroin and marijuana during a traffic stop in November 2011.
After he declined to appear in court for several months, he accumulated four warrants for his arrest.
Fugitive of the Week: Vernon Blount, aka Vernon Corbin
Oct. 17, 2012
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Police say most fugitives will commit an additional 10 to 15 crimes while on the run. Desperate for money, police say most will break into homes or cars, or rob a store. That’s why it becomes essential to catch them as soon as possible.
That’s why we profile a new fugitive every week on NewsChannel 9. This week’s fugitive is 26-year-old Vernon Blount, also known as Vernon Corbin.
Police say Vernon was caught with heroin and marijuana during a traffic stop last November. His case was sent to drug court. He’s been a no-show for months, so now there are four warrants for his arrest.
“He’s somebody that is obviously headed on a slippery slope here. A number of quick arrests centered around a drug issue and that seems to be getting worse and not better,” said SPD Warrant Squad Supervisor Sergeant John Savage.
The goal is to catch him as quickly as possible.
“We do believe he’s in the city. There are a number of addresses on the South Side, but we're unable to locate a specific address,” Sgt. Savage said.
Vernon has tattoos on his neck, chest and arms. If you know where he is, call the Syracuse Police Warrant Squad at 442-5230.